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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

zlives Re:Title Correction (76 comments)

LOL yay thats a blast from the past.

3 days ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

zlives Re:NSA "Made in China" ?? (379 comments)

wow an AC that has a valid point.

about a week ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

zlives Re:Please use Blackberry as the backbone (209 comments)

that is also true for blackberry and has been always. not just something that was a reaction but rather a design. The design is for the Enterprise which is the use case scenario here.
Granted BB may not be long in the world so maybe use their design as a basis for some new deployment rather than use BB. but the others... fahhhhh

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

zlives Re:enjoy! (209 comments)

nope didn't get federal health care at all, still in the hands of private sector.

about two weeks ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

zlives Re:Wow ... (209 comments)

so what is the answer.
If congress is lied to or congress instead lies it self and there is no repercussion to any one... all that means is that the system is fucked. what next?

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

zlives Re:Senator John McCain (769 comments)

hey thanks, your post has clarified the very definition of an asshole.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

zlives Re:Really? (769 comments)

that would explain the why "some" senators are condemning this report.

about two weeks ago
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The Rise of the Global Surveillance Profiteers

zlives Re:But can you trust them? (33 comments)

I was more pointing to the fact that during G. W. Bush's term, it was infact the office of the VP that instigated (and if you believe) pushed the NSA to get EVERYTHING. And when the question of constitutionality of the surveillance was mentioned it was the white house counsel that signed the documents making it "seem" all legal when the Attorney General refused to go along.

The question is not about technical design, because if there is the will to force the issue, Technical design is slave just to money. I guess technically some one in NSA IT could have refused to implement such systems, and then been pushed aside, blacklisted or worse, and watch from side lines as others fall over themselves to make it happen.

It is political will that decides which liberties to piss upon. IT is just holding the dick.

about two weeks ago
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FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

zlives Re:Courts? (82 comments)

one outta four, well i guess that's something.

about two weeks ago
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The Rise of the Global Surveillance Profiteers

zlives Re:But can you trust them? (33 comments)

great let me know what Dick Cheney (or anyone else in power making the actual decision) says about your points. O wait, your points are not listened to by decision makers. Any consumer/citizen protection or privacy is overruled and all tracking is on by default.

thanks for trying though, I really appreciate the thought.

about two weeks ago
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FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

zlives Re:Courts? (82 comments)

you probably also read the "foreign" incorrectly

about two weeks ago
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FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

zlives Re:Clarification: expires June 2015, law says cour (82 comments)

and neither of them have any knowledge or clue as to what is actually happening and if it is actually worth keeping the program.

about two weeks ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

zlives FTFY:Happily married 50 yo man seeking SWF 18-21 (189 comments)

you forgot the filthy part of your account... "Happily married 50 yo FILTHY RICH man seeking SWF 18-21"

about three weeks ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

zlives Re:Delete Your Facebook Account Already (189 comments)

then deal with it and quit your bitching. You are getting exactly what you paid for.

about three weeks ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

zlives Re:In an unrelated news item... (334 comments)

google will make available certain search results and all will be google, i mean good

about a month ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

zlives Re:So stating the obvious then (227 comments)

considering all AAA titles tout the "stunning graphics" ....

about 1 month ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

zlives Re:PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition (227 comments)

x mean xbox? osX windows X ....

i guess its better than the original headline

"how _____ is going to CHANGE THE WORLD"

about 1 month ago

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Face Book buying Occulus rift

zlives zlives writes  |  about 9 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "i mean there is a shining example of trying to polishing a dead turd.

"Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).""

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Tesla updates Model S software as a precaution against unsafe charging

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Tesla Motors has maintained that the most recent fire involving one of its Model S electric vehicles isn't the result of a vehicle or battery malfunction, but the company is still addressing the situation with a software fix, according to Green Car Reports. The California-based automaker has added a software function that automatically reduces the charge current by about 25 percent when power from the charging source fluctuates outside of a certain range, Green Car Reports says, citing the Twitter feed from an Apple employee, @ddenboer, who owns a Model S. You can read the text of the update below."
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From the horses mouth: Shell predicts the future

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Oil company predicts gas-powered cars will be 'nearly' gone by 2070 [w/video]

By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and the other "Oceans."

The two scenarios have some things in common: the idea of a world population at nine billion by 2050, increased prosperity and global energy demand. Given those situations, what's the world going to come to? No one knows for sure, but here are Shell's guesses, in short:

You can get the full 48-page PDF http://s01.static-shell.com/content/dam/shell-new/local/corporate/Scenarios/Downloads/Scenarios_newdoc.pdf and see a short video below. A key prediction comes on page 20, in a section called "A Changing Transportation Infrastructure." The long-term view is that:"

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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Timing To Less Than Federal Guidelines - Red Light

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes ""Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities, with 52.5 percent of the revenue going to the state. The rest is divided by cities, counties, and the camera companies. In 2013, the cameras are on pace to generate $120 million."

I wonder what the camera company cut is?"

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Assasin's Creed Patrice Desilets fired, intends to 'fight Ubisoft vigorously'

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Assassin's Creed creator and game designer Patrice Desilets has been fired by Ubisoft, Desilets told Polygon today.
"Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft," Desilets told Polygon. "I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings.""

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headlights that make rain invisible

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes "According to CNET, the headlight uses a camera housed within the headlight assembly to detect rain (and presumably snow or hail) as it falls, and then it uses a processor to anticipate the path of the rain. Finally, the actual light is created by a projector, which uses the information supplied by the processor to block out the pixels where the rain is expected to be. This technology, as you can see in the image above, should help improve visibility since there will be less light reflected back at the driver by raindrops."
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Audi Parks car in the parking lot automagically. at CES

zlives zlives writes  |  about 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Installed on this Audi A7, Piloted Parking allows a driver to drop themselves off and have the car autonomously drive away on its own and find its own parking spot. The car can then later be retrieved by "calling" it back with a specially designed smartphone app."
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Successful Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment : 5days to go

zlives zlives writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Project Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making — and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back and that’s why we’re here — we need your help to make it a reality!

Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment."

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Back to the Future GTAIV style

zlives zlives writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "There are an abundance of modifications available for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, but few are excellent as the example found in the video below. A fan of both the car-thieving game series and the Back to the Future movie franchise managed to bring his two loves together by crafting a Marty McFly skin for game's Niko character. That's hardly impressive, but whipping up an accurate recreation of Doc Brown's time-travelling DeLorean DMC-12 in the game is something else entirely. YouTube user seedyrom34 has developed a detailed vehicle skin complete with an interior with a working flux capacitor."
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Ask Slashdot: Is droid/apps reading your emails

zlives zlives writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "I know there is no expectation of privacy with a gmail/hotmail/whatever.com email. However If you use a Droid/iPhone with Active-sync corp email. Apps and OS have the capability to read those emails? Does Google or Apple explicitly say that they do not? What kind of issues should I be aware of with 3rd party apps and AS email account containing HIPPA sensitive emails. Are there options to make this workable in a secure fashion... or should I dust off the old BB"

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